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Kristen, USA (March 2019 / Facebook)
This has to be the most incredible vacation I’ve ever taken! I am recommending Chaskana Travel to everyone I know. Such professionalism, knowledge and passion for such a beautiful country and its rich history. Thank you to Rachel and Yom for the best vacation ever!!! ??❤️??
Petr, Czech Republic (March 2019 / AirBnB)
Rachel and Yom are great hosts. The place is perfect ? WiFi was fast and everything was ready for our stay. The place was really clean! Highly recommended! We would stay again ?
Grant & Corina, Canada (October 2018 / TripAdvisor)
As soon as we met Yom and Rachel we knew we were in safe company. The emails leading up to the trip were nothing short of perfect. All the details were exactly as described and even surpassed the ideas that we had of our time in Cusco. We had listed what we had wanted to experience and had hoped for some time away from the regular tourist spots.
Yom and Rachel delivered exactly that. Sights and places in some cases not on the regular tourist radar. Equal to if not surpassing the usual tourist places. The ability to answer our continuous questions and sharing fun stories. Lots of laughs and fun around every corner. We booked 12 days with their services and truly had an experience of a lifetime. Having the trips booked for just the two of us. The beginning day tours to get used to the altitude then off to the Salkantay Trail for a 4 day trek. Followed by 3 more days of tours and memories. Thank you Yom and Rachel You really provided a great service.
Miranda, USA (August 2018 / AirBnB)
Rachel and Yom have an amazing place outside Cusco. If you want a relaxing stay in a big, clean, and beautiful house, book their place! In our opinion, the pictures don’t do the house justice- the sunroom is especially out of this world. Rachel was very quick to respond to whatever needs and questions we had. Just stepping out of the house, you have the chance to go on some really nice walks/hikes towards Sacsayhuaman, Balcón de Diablo, and some hidden ruins that we stumbled upon. Our only (not complaint) but it was a bit more noisy than we expected (radio, construction sounds) but that is just a small detail to our incredible stay.
Marius, Netherlands (July 2018 / AirBnB)
We had a great time at Rachel and Yom’s place. The welcome package with some breakfast (bread, eggs and porridge), thee etc. was a nice addition! During the cold nights we thoroughly enjoyed using the woodstove.
David, USA (June 2018 / TripAdvisor)
We hired Chaskana Travel to organize the trek, and they did a great job before and during the five day/four night trek. The crew was great: our guide Joao did an excellent job, was very knowledgeable about birds and plants (especially the many orchids and bromeliads found in the cloud forest), and he seemed as entranced by the ruins as we were. Our cook Ronald was outstanding, preparing four elaborate hot meals per day and all the boiled water we wanted. Our muleteer Manuel was good, but we felt sorry for the mules carrying heavy loads up and down those incredibly rough trails … my wife said if she were a mule she would’ve thrown herself over the edge as a better alternative! The equipment provided to us — tent, sleeping bags, mess tent, etc — was all good quality and good condition. Everything was set up for us at each camp and broken down the next morning … Roland took charge of this (with Manuel’s help) and he was very good at it, aside from being an excellent cook. We only carried what we would need during the day from the time we broke camp in the morning to the time we reached camp…
If you go to Choquequirao, look for an adventure! Yom and Rachel at Chaskana Travel can help you if you want to go the glamping route… we appreciated having Joao with us, to teach us something about the land, how to eat a prickly pear cactus, how the Incas built the mountaintop cities, how life is in Peru. And Ronald’s meals and sunny disposition were always very welcome. Not to mention our light packs. Go, and have fun!
Lloyd, UK living in Lima, Peru (July 2018 / Facebook)
Just to let you know that we had the most WONDERFUL time on our 4-day trek to Choquequirao. Thank you for your help in the build-up to the trip by providing all the right information so that we were prepared. Nestor, our guide was very knowledgeable, patient and good fun. The food provided by the cook was exceptional and the service overall was A1+. It’s a very difficult trek and the mules were a godsend to help carry our gear!
We hope to be back next year and to do another adventure trek with you.
Cheers, best wishes.
Ed and Ben, United States (July 2018 / Google)
Just returned from the five-day Choquequirao trek with my 10-year old son. Yom, Rachel and the whole Chaskana Travel scene they facilitated was just what we had in mind… and more. We felt well cared for in every aspect and saw some pristine Andean scenery and ruins. Yom and his young assistant, John, were a great fit for us: knowledgeable, helpful, entertaining, and over-all fun. Thanks for facilitating such a memorable time for me and my son. A great value-for-money. We highly recommend Chaskana Travel!
Helen and Bryan, Australia (July 2018 / TripAdvisor)
Just completed our Peruvian adventure which exceeded our expectations. Rachel organised everything from the moment we landed in Lima until we completed our Inca Trail trek and were tucked back up in our hotel in Cuzco 18 days later. Everything worked smoothly with no issues whatsoever. Our guide Yom was sensational as we drove from Lima to Paracas National Park, Ica, Nazca, Camana, Arequipa, Chivay, Puno, and onto Cuzco. His local and cultural knowledge exposed us to the true Peruvian way of life and ensured we experienced things that we would never have done on our own. His humour and driving skills were well appreciated as was his relaxed style. We would highly recommend Chaskana Travel to anyone wanting an authentic Peruvian experience.
Noela, Joe and family, Australia (June 2018 / TripAdvisor)
We took the 2 day tour of the Inca sites of the Sacred Valley with Yom from Chaskana Travel and it was absolutely fantastic ! We went as a family with two children (aged 9 & 6) and I have to say how surprised I was at how well Yom was at keeping my kids (as well as all the adults) engaged the whole time! We visited so many sites over the two day tours, however it was very well organised that not once did we feel rushed. Yom is very clearly so passionate and knowledgeable of history of his beautiful area and Rachel his wife is excellent at communication (she’s Australian) and organising the tours over email for you. We truly found Chaskana Travel so well organised that we will now be booking our Machu Picchu tour through them as well.
Marc and Amandine, France (May 2018 / TripAdvisor)
My husband and I went on a day tour of the Maras Salineras, Moray and Ollantaytambo ruins with Chaskana Travel and it was amazing. I am a travel agent and have been on many organised tour, and I can tell you that Yom is one of the best guide I ever met. The day was perfectly organised, and Yom even added a couple of bonus secret stops that only locals know about. We had a great day and we would recommend them 100%!
Aryn, USA (April 2018 / TripAdvisor)
Amazing!!! Yom is an excellent guide and our chef, Flavio, was superb! The BEST food I have ever had while camping. I mean, he made a freaking cake! I’m still drooling. The trailhead is 3.5 hours outside Cuzco. Yom picked me up in his very comfortable 4WD truck along with another couple and we started our adventure. There are lots of intense uphills and downhills, but being able to visit a site with no other tourists and maybe seeing 10 other people a day was well worth the effort. The site itself is on a mountain top and is amazing to behold. While little is known about the site for sure, Yom provided great information on what it could have been used for and the many possibilities. In a single day, we experienced freezing cold, rain, hot sun and wind. Come ready for anything and you won’t be upset! Thank you, Yom & Rachel! I’ll definitely be recommending you to all my friends that visit Cusco!
Molly and Ross, USA (March 2018 / Google)
My wife and I had an incredible time staying at the Chaskana Guest House. Yom took us on a day tour, and was such a great guide through the Sacred Valley. Everything was effortless – transportation, communication. Yom and Rachel helped us with everything – getting us to all of our destinations, including our 4-day Machu Picchu excursion. Very dependable. I highly recommend experiencing Cusco with Chaskana Travel. We left with new knowledge and a lifetime adventure.
Bitten and Omar, Denmark (October 2017 / Facebook)
We have had two FANTASTIC 3 day tours with Chaskana travel in October 2017. First Tour:
Day one: Yom drove us in his 4 x 4 through the sacred valley and up to the Abra Malaga pass. Where we and our folding bikes were unloaded and we had the great fun & joy of rolling down on our bicycles for the next 30 – 40 km. Half way down we had lunch with Yom and then continued down. Yom picked us up again and we drove another 1 to 1,5 hrs to santa Teresa where we enjoyed the hot springs and stayed overnight in a lovely eco jungle hotel. Special experience.
Day 2: We went to hydro electrica; Yom parked the car and we took the train to Calientes where we booked into our hotel and then went to Machu Picchu.
Day 3: We had chosen to have a second visit to Machu Picchu the next morning….and YES Machu Picchu is a MUST to see when you’re in Peru!
In the afternoon we began the 5 – 6 hrs travel back to Cusco.
We love the amazing flexibility of Chaskana travel to tailor make each trip. We so much appreciated the opportunities we had for bringing our folding bikes and using them on the way.
On the next tour we also brought our folding bikes and again enjoyed rolling down a few roads.
Day 1: Our first stop were the Oéswachaka Inca Straw bridge, which we enjoyed to cross and yes there were a few butterflies in our stomachs as we began the crossing…Yom prepared a lovely picnic table at the edge of the canyon, so we overlooked the canyon and the straw bridge. Yom prepared and served a hot lunch!!! FIRST CLASS!…and there were no other visitors around, which is hard to comprehend.
we continued on to visit the Kana’Marka ruins – again no other visitors than us, which we loved. We stayed overnight in Espinar. We’ll never forget the monster, HUGE portions we were served for dinner….even American portions are petite in comparison!
Day 2: We enjoyed the 3 Canyones and this time Yom served another outstanding picnic at the river side. We stayed overnight in a very nice hotel.
Day 3: we visited “the other” – rainbow mountains. This visit was an absolute highlight for us…not only the mountains and the many colors but also the amazing valley we drove through on the way up there….and we so much enjoyed the freedom to walk all over the area and great to see the llamas grazing.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHASKANA TRAVEL!
Bonnie and Archie, USA (September 2017 / VRBO)
The two bedroom cottage was clean and quaint but the best part of our stay was Yom and Rachel. Yom provided my husband a trip to Rainbow Mountain where he and our daughter experienced a once in a lifetime trip in hiking and taking beautiful photographs in this very rare part of Peru. With little other tourists to compete with, Yom seems to know the secret paths to various side trips –all by using his cottage as a homebase. A wonderful couple. If you are English speaking then Rachel and Yom will help you make any trip preparations you need such as Taxi’s. Although the cottage is 15 or 20 minutes away from Cusco; it was actually nice to be in a more authentic village environment rather than in the heart of Tourism main square. We had both experiences.
Gabriela and family, Romania (August 2017 / TripAdvisor)
Yom and Rachel very friendly and helpful. We received some complimentary supplies upon arrival. Yom was very helpful guide during our trip to Machu Picchu. We are very satisfied with our stay there. Big house, fridge, kitchen, Wi-Fi and all the necessary amenities for a comfortable and relax time, and whenever we need something they were always available.
Anja and Tom, USA (July 2017 / Facebook)
We couldn’t have asked for a better travel agency then Chaskana Travel. Yom and his wife Rachel are super nice and knowledgeable. We saw so many things and learned so much about the land and people of Peru. They accommodated our travel plans so we could see the things we were interested in and also had some great suggestions for things to do. The biggest plus is, that they rent out a house on their property, so you literally don’t even have to find a hotel before you go on tour with them. We will surely come back to Peru and travel with them again. I can highly recommend them.
Johan, Finland (May 2017 / AirBnB)
I had a wonderful time staying at Chaskana Guesthouse for a month. The place is atmospheric and spacious and it is a great, authentic place to relax and explore the local life of Cusco. The landscapes are amazing as you can see in the photos: the mountains can be seen from any window. The center is only a 15-20 minute taxi ride from the house which I found convenient. Rachel and Yom are really kind, helpful people that know a lot about the culture of Cusco and Peru in general. Yom is also a professional tour guide with whom I did a trip to the Rainbow Mountains which was one of the best experiences I have had traveling! His prices are very reasonable and everything was provided: food, knowledge about the areas, etc (all in good english). All in all, I warmly recommend this guesthouse to anybody visiting Cusco! ?
Magdalene and Darren, Singapore (April 2017 / Handwritten note)
Thanks so much for your kind hospitality over the last 10 days. We really enjoyed our stay in Cusco! The Maras Moray, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu trips we did together were all very memorable, thanks for the many conversations and laughs. ? All the best for the future! Keep in touch!
Jonathan and family, USA (December 2016 / Handwritten note)
Thank you for your love and kindness beyond your job. You all made us feel at home. Sad to leave.
Denise, Elijah and Colton, USA (September 2016 / AirBnB)
Thank you so much for being amazing hosts. We really appreciate you letting us stay, organizing Macuh Picchu and Rainbow Mountain and for helping us navigate the city. You have helped make our trip easier and more enjoyable. Thank you!
Linda and Vance, Australia (September 2012 / Website)
Positive feedback: We traveled with Chaskana in September 2012 and had the holiday of a lifetime. Every day was an adventure, a surprise, a delight, educational, inspirational. A total must for reasonably fit and healthy people looking for something different to do each day.
Ideas for improvement: They would be struggling to improve what was such a well tailored trip. Keep up the great work and enthusiasm.
Must do/see: Machu Picchu, Los Uros at Lake Titicaca, Kana’Marka and Maukallqta, Qéswachaka Inca Straw Bridge, San Pedro Market, Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo, Inca Trail, Amazon Jungle
Russell & Anne, Australia (July 2012 / Website)
We are back on the Gold Coast after an amazing trip to Sth America which included some of our time with Yom and Rachel from Chaskana Tours, Colca Canyon, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and many more amazing sites. Yom was the driver as well as the guide and he did a fabulous job,even to the point of being the negotiator for some bartering which took place to achieve the best prices on items we purchased. Yom was also the cook on the occasions when we would stop on a view point and have lunch there. The rest of our tour without Yom and Rachel was organized by them and was also exciting, Galapagos Islands and Iguaccu Falls in Brazil were among some and which where a good selection for us.
Thanks for a great time.